This is a real, very honest post about The One Year No Dating Challenge. I have failed you as readers and let you down tremendously regarding this challenge, and I am sorry.
As I’ve mentioned so many times I get more emails about this challenge than anything else. At the beginning of the year I started writing a study to help you through the challenge, and I took about eight women through the study I wrote during the months of January through March. My intention was to continue writing it through the rest of the year and then offer it on the blog.
All the while life was happening.
I loved writing the study, but it was a lot of work. Good work, work I want to do, but work that I just couldn’t get done.
I LOVE writing and mentoring online. LOVE IT. If I could I would do it all day, everyday. But the reality is I can’t because I have a two-year-old which leaves very limited hours.
I should have continued offering you monthly posts, but in my perfectionistic, all-or-nothing personality (one that is not good and I’m working on), I didn’t continue those either.
So there you have it. A no-excuse excuse, but I hope you will offer me grace. I am expecting a baby due in early October, and to be honest I do not think I will be able to work on it much for a while. There is a season for everything, as you will one day learn if you haven’t already, and in this season I have to focus more on my little girls. I don’t want to wake up one day and be one of those women who have accomplished a lot for everyone else but who has a family she doesn’t know.
Know that helping you through this challenge is in my mind and heart. I am praying daily for God to bless my time and increase my energy so that I can serve you AND my family well. I hope He brings this back to me within the year.
You can find the posts I have written here. I hope they are helpful for you!
And please continue to send me your emails! I love receiving them and hearing your stories and praying for you even though I can’t always write back.
With love and knowing that you, single women, are always on my mind and heart. And I mean that so sincerely.